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[both -er-suh m] /ˈbɒð ər səm/
causing annoyance or worry; troublesome.
Origin of bothersome
First recorded in 1825-35; bother + -some1
annoying, irritating, irksome, vexing, vexatious, galling. Unabridged
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  • It was at first so bothersome that Gard contemplated leaving the neighborhood.

    Villa Elsa Stuart Henry
  • "I am afraid it has been a bothersome business," he said gently.

    A Room With A View E. M. Forster
  • Why should Jim Kendric, to whom I am only a bothersome stranger, pay you a sum like that—for me?

    Daughter of the Sun Jackson Gregory
  • It is that troublesome, bothersome, little verb be, which is so difficult to master.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • She ought to have a yearperhaps twoaway from all bothersome things, said Dr. Forsyth, preparing to go.

British Dictionary definitions for bothersome


causing bother; troublesome
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Word Origin and History for bothersome

1817, from bother + -some (1).

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